The following is draconian in the extreme, but gets the point across. Do excuse any offense given, but I love my Nation first and we must have the right to HAVE a Nation unhindered by others before any other right can be upheld. Such was put forth by Jefferson and Franklin and the signers of the Declaration. Such is put forth by our Constitution as a statement of what We the People are to do so as to have a Nation. I will have no business, municipality or foreign individual set the Immigration Policy of this Nation, for that is what is happening and I do not like it in the extreme.
Thus my apologies for intemperate view. But I take offense at what is being done to this Nation we hold as a People, together.
As given in the US Constitution, the People of the United States have granted to Congress the following powers: Article I, Section 8 (in part):
"To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;"Section 9 (in part):
"To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;"
"To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof."
"The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person."The States may not utilize such powers, especially those granted in: Article I, Section 10 (in part):
"No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility."To Execute these powers the President is granted power to do so in: Article II, Section 3 (in part):
"; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States."The Judicial is granted power of sole oversight and adjudication in: Article III, Section 2 (in part):
";--between Citizens of the same State claiming Lands under Grants of different States, and between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects."As all companies, corporations, organizations or other groups duly operating in the United States by grant of Law falls into all of these restrictions, including all subsidiaries of foreign companies, corporations or other groups, all such must operate under these Powers granted by the People to the Congress. All US Citizens, Nationals and those who have entered the United States by those Laws set by Congress are also bound by the US Constitution within the United States without exception.
"In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction. In all the other Cases before mentioned, the supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make."
Any corporation, group, organization or individual that passes any bill, law, contract, agreement or in any way sets to not abide by the Laws of the Land are found to be breaking the covenant between the People and their government and the powers they have assigned to it.
From the date of this passage, all corporations, groups, organizations or individuals that have passed bills, laws, contracts, agreements or is in any way not abiding by these Laws put forth by Congress, administered by the Executive and overseen by the Federal Courts, shall be found to be operating outside the confines of the agreement of the United States Constitution.
All businesses, corporations, organizations, or other duly constituted group within the confines of the United States found guilty within these statutes covering these powers, of knowingly and willfully breaking with them by their actions, and in non-adherence with these Laws in any event, shall have those things closed and sold at auction and all intellectual property made over to the Public Domain. Such sales shall pay off all debts of those organizations with any excess going to the National Treasury. Any parent group is disbarred from said auctions. If parent company is found to be in violation, and subsidiaries are not, then they are considered to be new entities under these provisions, but are disbarred from participating in said auctions.
There are no exceptions for religious institutions of any sort for any reason as this Law addresses adherence to the US Constitution and sets forth no religion before any other in this regard.
All individuals found guilty within these statutes covering these powers, who have knowingly and willfully broken such Laws, shall suffer penalty of a minimum of 10 years imprisonment and shall not exceed 25 years per each count.
Any and all municipalities, counties, cities, towns, or States found in violation of these statues covering these powers is declared in secession from the Union. All Federal aid, oversight and help will be immediately discontinued. Such governments that sponsor such shall be abolished and temporary military government installed.
Those found to have voted for passage of such things found in violation of the United States Constitution shall be imprisoned for life without possibility of parole if they give themselves up willingly and in a peaceful manner. Those that do not willingly give themselves up shall be tried for Treason.
Citizens within such areas are to swear Oath to the United States Constitution and agree to that in writing. Such Citizens will be subject to loss of their franchise rights for life. Minors are granted their franchise upon reaching Majority.
All individuals from foreign Nations who have entered the United States illegally or who have overstayed their visas or who have otherwise sought refuge without consent of the government of the United States have two weeks to leave. Those that are in poverty may petition to be given one-way tickets to their Nation of Citizenship up to two weeks from passage of this bill.
Thereafter, those still found to be in the United States, save those suffering dire health needs or incapacity, when found shall be tried and sentenced according to the Laws of the United States as set forth by Congress. All fines and prison sentences for any and all crimes committed within the United States are tripled. After such trial and detainment such individuals will be deported.
Those that are too ill or incapacitated to move shall be cared for until they can be transported, or other means found to take them to their Nation of Citizenship. All costs for such care will be billed to that Nation, if the US has regular relations with it.
For those Nations that the US has branded as "Rogue", "Outlaw" or "working with Terrorists", such individuals may apply for asylum. After thorough background check, not to exceed two years in length, and with no problems to their record, they are to be granted 'landed immigrant' status.
To be born a Citizen of the United States a child must have at least one parent who is a Citizen of the United States.
NORTHCOM is to be given full control over border security and integrate that set of security controls with the Borders Services. The Border Services, ICE and other organizations will only need to track down anyone in the Nation illegally and serve at the ports of entry to the United States which shall be the ONLY designated entry points for the Nation. NORTHCOM will ensure that the borders are fully and finally secured for all land based approaches and for sea/air space via the High Seas regulation power granted to Congress.
Additionally a zone of lethal force is included for securing such border areas, and any Citizen who has property that is impacted by such shall be paid full value for their land. This zone shall be 100 feet in depth starting from the border at minimum and a maximum of 300 feet in rugged terrain or other offset to otherwise cover such terrain in unpopulated areas. This zone fully covers the border from sub-surface to the edge of the atmosphere and is within the control of NORTHCOM.
All Civilian transport needing to pass this zone shall do so through approved methods worked out with the Dept. of Transportation and NORTHCOM.
Any water needs shall be identified at the *start* of the project and pumping and sanitation ability integrated with the border protections.
Thus ends the proposal.
Notice that it singles out NO nationality, race, ethnic group and is blind towards religious affiliation.
Notice that this uses the actual powers granted from We the People to the Federal Government.
As Congress has the power and responsibility to fund such things, and in that World War II saw 50% of GDP devoted to creation of war material, it is expected that is something of an immediate upper limit on funding needs and that, in actuality, something much smaller can be done. I place a permanent border security set-up at around $5 billion, or the cost of the superstructure of a nuclear aircraft carrier *before* it is outfitted and finished. Concrete and steel rebar is *cheap* and so are sensors and they offer a combined effectiveness that allows for remote observation with a lessened need for physical patrols. Throw in some close-in weapon's systems for active interdiction and you get something that really does give folks a second thought about crossing the border. Even at $50 billion it would be a good 10 year project... and cost far less than trying to save the sinking City of New Orleans.
After 21 years of doing nothing, then saying that nothing has been done and using *that* as an excuse for the absolute incompetence of ALL INVOLVED since 1986 and is reprehensible as it puts forth that Congress does not value its job, protecting the Nation or actually honoring its committments to We the People. As a Nation we actually have no idea of what WILL WORK as NOTHING has been proposed nor tried by Congress.
Those proposing that NOTHING WILL WORK must demonstrate exactly all the things that have been tried and then either find a way forward to something that works OR to then put forth that the United States is not only undefendable but not worth defending. Right now, compared to 'entitlements', a miniscule portion of the budget is given to actually securing the Nation. "Open Borders" means we have NO National identity worth having and that we then expose ourselves to every thug, terrorist and bureaucrat to harass us, remove our rights or just plain kill us as individuals if we speak up against things that go wrong in the Nation. If you really *want* a borderless world, then why don't you start at some of the really horrific areas that could benefit from an influx of freedom? North Korea would be a prime place. Iran is in need of that. Venezuela looks to be in need, too. As does Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Somalia, Vietnam... you might get killed going to those places and supporting such things.
Or just get arrested and thrown in jail.
Like in Mexico.
Perhaps if the rest of the world was freer, then proposing for a Free People to put their freedom and liberty to make a good life at risk might gain some traction. But the rest of this sorry planet's so-called sentient population doesn't seem to be up to that task. A bit of education might help them. Perhaps, instead of protesting *for* open borders those wanting such could head to these other Nations and *teach* them the basics of freedom and liberty, instead? That would help your fellow man quite some bit.
And the Nation, come to think of it.
Until that lovely future time when all of mankind is Free with personal Liberty to prosper and invest the fruits of their labors as they see fit, this Nation will need to safeguard ITS Liberties and Freedoms. And abide by the Laws we hold in Common so as to *have* a Nation. And if you don't like that and propose that this Nation is in some way so incredibly horrid that it is not worth having, may I point you to those other Nations I mentioned and ask you what would happen if you tried to espouse such things in those places?
And then answer: why do you want to give THEM free entry to destroy the Liberty and Freedoms we currently have?
For that is *exactly* what those proposing "open borders" seek.